The first table below looks at the demand for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridge region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 42 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing HTTP 11 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.30% 0.54% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.00% 3.77% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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£330 £313 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +95.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.25 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+172.22% -25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
100 53 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.92% 14.40% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 19 47
Average daily rate £325 £285 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £188 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 35
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £13.05 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
HTTP
Cambridgeshire

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HTTP across the Cambridge region.

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Cambridge region.

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing HTTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HTTP.

1 11 (84.62%) Python
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
4 6 (46.15%) Ubuntu
4 6 (46.15%) JSON
4 6 (46.15%) Twisted
4 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
4 6 (46.15%) DevOps
4 6 (46.15%) XML
4 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
5 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 5 (38.46%) HTML
5 5 (38.46%) MySQL
5 5 (38.46%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (38.46%) Docker
5 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
5 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) RESTful
6 3 (23.08%) Web Application Development
6 3 (23.08%) CSS
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
7 2 (15.38%) OOP
7 2 (15.38%) OO
7 2 (15.38%) Apache
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) Perl
7 2 (15.38%) PHP

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing HTTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HTTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) MySQL
1 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Software Engineer
3 6 (46.15%) Python Developer
4 5 (38.46%) Software Developer
4 5 (38.46%) Python Software Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
6 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
6 1 (7.69%) UI Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) OO PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) XML
1 6 (46.15%) JSON
1 6 (46.15%) Twisted
2 5 (38.46%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) RESTful
4 2 (15.38%) Ajax
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Ubuntu
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 6 (46.15%) DevOps
3 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Web Application Development
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) OOP
5 2 (15.38%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.69%) DRM
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Python
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) PHP5
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Erlang
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce